St. Patrick’s Men’s Softball League

In 1982, Dr. Joe Smith, with the help and encouragement of the pastor at the time, Fr. John Mott, started the St. Patrick Parish Men’s Softball League. The league was formed to encourage community and friendship and is open to parishioners and non-parishioners. The games are structured to be serious, fun and safe.

The St. Patrick Parish Men’s Softball League is comprised of two divisions:

  • Division A is for players 39 of age and under.
  • Division B is for players 40 and over.

The season begins at the end of April. Most of the games are played on the sports fields behind St. Patrick School, with the exception of Sunday games which take place at Brady Field on Maple Avenue. Weekday games generally start at 6:30 PM or 6:45 PM. Sunday games begin at 5 PM and are 7 inning doubleheaders.

Picnic and Playoffs

At the end of the playing season, typically in late July or early August, the League will hold a picnic on the sport fields. The grills are fired up, cold beverages abound and all teams in the league are entered to play in the play-off series. Finally, the division winners face off for the season capper.

Safety Notes

The competition should never get to a point where anyone gets injured. There is a safety base at first base (one base for the runner and one base for the fielder,) and there is a safe line at home plate to avoid collisions. No player touches the plate, they just have to pass the line before the throw arrives to the catcher. Sliding is kept to a minimum. These rules are in place to keep everyone injury free and to avoid contact between the players. Catchers are required to wear a mask.

For more information, contact Charlie Modica at

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Service Opportunities

Catholic Ministries Appeal

The Catholic Ministries Appeal is the only appeal made each year on behalf of the diocese. It funds the work of the diocese including Catholic Charities (such as Senior Services, Houses Services, Food and Nutrition services and much more), Pastoral Ministries (such as the Office of Prison Ministry & Criminal Affairs and Dominican Republic Mission), Ministerial Personnel (including the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception), Education and Formation and administrative expenses. Volunteers assist with the appeal.

You can visit the website of the Catholic Ministries Appeal for more information.

Blood Donor Drive

St. Patrick’s hosts Blood Drives for the Long Island Blood Services. Volunteers assist with donor check-in and registration.

Service Volunteers

The parish has a constant need for volunteer tradespeople: Masons carpenters, plumbers, electricians, glaziers, etc. If you have a particular area of interest or expertise and are willing to share it for the good of your parish community, please call Joe Menge at 631-265-2271 between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM Monday through Thursday.

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Social Activities and Fundraisers

Car Show

The St. Patrick’s Car Show is school fundraiser that offers fun for the whole family. It features hundreds of cars, trucks and motorcycles; a variety of vendors; and activities for children.

Golf Outing

The St. Patrick’s Annual Golf Outing includes a day of golf with refreshments and dinner. It is a day for parishioners to enjoy each others company on the golf course and share a good meal. Volunteers are always appreciated to help facilitate this fund raising event.

St. Patrick’s Day Dance

Held every march, this popular parish event is sponsored by the St. Patrick School Parents’ Guild. It features dancing, fellowship and food. Volunteers are always welcome.

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Something for Seniors

St. Patrick’s Something for Seniors group is a great place to gather with old friends and meet some new ones. Our senior meetings include guest speakers, trips, and time spent together. All seniors ages 50+ are welcome!

Something for Seniors meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 1:00 PM. For information, call Bob at 631-241-3415.